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Derek Yeager

State sees savings as fires burn 5 percent of average acreage this summer

State sees savings as fires burn 5 percent of average acreage this summer

So far, the 2014 wildfire season in Montana has been defined more by what hasn’t happened than by what has.

August 29, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Fire kitchen fuels wildland fire crews

Fire kitchen fuels wildland fire crews

Rita Dvorak might not know the exact calorie count of the hundreds of meals she makes each day for wildland fire crews, but she's pretty sure they're not lacking in the fuel the firefighters need to keep going.

September 14, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Firefighters halt progress of fire near Roundup

Firefighters halt progress of fire near Roundup

Update, 11:15 a.m.: Containment of the Allen fire was estimated at 20 percent Tuesday morning, and firefighters report that lines held through the night.

September 10, 2012 9:45 pm Photos

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Musselshell County fire's advance halted

Musselshell County fire's advance halted

Update, 8:30 p.m. A fire that started Monday morning about 15 miles east of Roundup quickly spread to a square mile and was threatening 25 to 35 houses, but firefighters halted its advance by the afternoon, Musselshell County Commissioner Larry Leske said.

September 10, 2012 2:25 pm Photos

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Canadian tankers, helicopter key players in 2012 fire season

Canadian tankers, helicopter key players in 2012 fire season

If you've even glanced at one of Montana's myriad wildfires this summer, there's a good chance you've seen them buzzing overhead, dropping thousands of gallons of water and retardant on blazes that have crisped the state's landscapes.

September 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Initial attack, mutual aid key to fire season

Initial attack, mutual aid key to fire season

A bolt of lightning thrown from a storm on Aug. 29 sparked tall grass nurtured by one of the wettest springs on record and dried to tinder in the heat of August.

October 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Mutual aid deals mean no small department has to go it alone

No county has to go it alone when flames tear through downtown or swallow thousands of acres of countryside whole.

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Laurel hires new fire chief

Brent Peters has been hired as the new chief of the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department.

July 02, 2010 6:55 pmLoading…
Laurel's first paid fire chief adapts to the new position

Laurel's first paid fire chief adapts to the new position

LAUREL - A little more than two months into his tenure as the first paid, full-time chief in the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department's 100-year history, Derek Yeager is getting settled in and working to adapt the department to the city's growing population.

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